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Country Information

Location:  Western Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border with Italy
Geographic Coordinates:   43 44 N, 7 24 E
Area:   2 sq km (land: 2 sq km water: 0 sq km)
Climate:  Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers
Languages:  French (official), English, Italian, Monegasque
Population:  30,500 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Monaco
Religion:  Roman Catholic 90% (official), other 10%
Ethnic Groups:  French 47%, Monegasque 16%, Italian 16%, other 21%
Independence:  1419 (beginning of permanent rule by the House of GRIMALDI)

Source:  CIA Factbook